A control-theoretic pilot model is incorporated in the analysis of pilot-aircraft motions during maneuvers. The pilot model is found to be of value for the definition of maneuvering flight stability boundaries, and it simulates pilot control actions during a representative task with reasonable fidelity. The model also is used to demonstrate the consequences of improperly adapted pilot response strategy. It is concluded that the pilot model presented here provides important capabilities for evaluation of flying qualities and for identifying proper piloting procedures during difficult maneuvers.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aerospace Engineering